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9 Brownie Recipes to Try at home!

9 Brownie Recipes to Try at home!

It was a hot, humid, Brisbane weekend so the best thing to do was enjoy a Cold Press Coffee, surf the web and flick through some magazines. Of course, with our now ten year love affair with brownies, researching brownies was high on our agenda! Here are a few of the brownie ideas we came across and thought worth sharing. Everything from a Frozen Brownie Sundae through to the  Blonde Butterscotch Brownie, there’s a brownie choice  for everyone.

We love brownies and blogs are great sources of recipes and ideas, so enjoy the Brownie works of these creative bloggers.Fudge Nut Brownies.

Fudge Nut Brownies

The recipe > Fudge Nut Brownies

It is a moist and melting in mouth recipe that you’ll love and enjoy!

Extra Nutty Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Extra Nutty Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Extra Nutty Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

The recipe > Extra Nutty Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Glossy brownie batter that is topped with lots of nuts. Gooey and yummy!

Nutty Chocolate Chip Brownies

Nutty Chocolate Chip Brownies

Nutty Chocolate Chip Brownies

The recipe > Nutty Chocolate Chip Brownies

If you are looking for a scrumptious easy dessert, these nutty chocolate chip brownies stuffed with chocolate chips and walnuts will make you weak at the knees.


Cheesecake Brownie Squares

Cheesecake Brownie Squares

The recipe > Cheesecake Brownie Squares

The brownie that your family will love. This ooey-gooey brownies are a definite crowd-pleaser.

Caramel Brownies

Caramel Brownies

Caramel Brownies

The recipe > Caramel Brownies

These are rich, chewy brownies that are full of gooey caramel, chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts. Yummy!


Speedy Brownies

Speedy Brownies

Speedy Brownies

The recipe > Speedy Brownies

Since you just combine all the ingredients together for these brownies, they take very little time to prepare. There’s no mistaking the homemade goodness of a freshly baked batch—they are rich and fudgy!

Blond Butterscotch Brownies

Blond Butterscotch Brownies

Blond Butterscotch Brownies

The recipe > Blond Butterscotch Brownies

Toffee and chocolate dot the golden brown batter of these fudge-like brownies.  Delicious!

Chewy Fudgy Homemade Brownies

Chewy Fudgy Homemade Brownies

Chewy Fudgy Homemade Brownies

The recipe > Chewy Fudgy Homemade Brownies

Thick, fudgy, chewy homemade brownies made completely from scratch. You’ll love this!

Frozen Brownie Sundae

Frozen Brownie Sundae

Frozen Brownie Sundae

The recipe > Frozen Brownie Sundae

A layer of fudgy brownies topped with vanilla ice cream, peanuts and hot fudge topping, served straight from the freezer.

If you try any of the brownie recipes then let us know ow they go.

Of course, if a Brownie emergency strikes and there’s no time to bake, call us on the Dello Mano Brownie Hot Line 1300 661 682  or buy Brownies on line.




Why We Love Brownies (And You Should Too!)

As you enter this beautiful red door, you know you are about to enjoy the best brownies.

Front of the Dello Mano Brownie Store

Dello Mano Brownie Store


Dello Mano is known for making the best luxury brownies. We’ve spent many years now perfecting our brownie recipe and creating a distinctive chocolate goodness that is uniquely our own.  Our luxury brownies have now been enjoyed by celebrities, dignitaries, world presidents, movie stars, rock stars and thousands of brownie lovers across the world.

You may ask – when all other pastry stores were specialising in cakes and pastries, why did Dello Mano focus on brownies?


 We just love brownies. Simple.

Dello Mano Luxury Brownies

Brownies by Dello Mano

Way back in 2006, Brownies were the forgotten dessert. They were most definitely the under dog. We travelled Australia in search of the best brownie and came away empty handed.  We thought that with our chocolate backgrounds and my Food Science experience we could catapult the humble brownie to new heights.

Now, we recall back then, how people were shocked to think we’d open a brownie business. We were on our own back then and whats more, we insisted on pure quality ingredients including real chocolate that resulted in a small brownie. We had seen the cake type brownie and set out to craft something quite distinct.

We still recall the first Jan Powers Farmers Market we attended at New Farm. Whilst many did not see the brownie light, Natascha Mirosch’s keen journalist eye saw the innovation, producing an article about our Brownie dreams.  Jan Powers was so excited with our innovation and wrote to us personally to ask us to attend the Farmers Market.  We set up our stand with much anticipation buoyed by the support of those two wonderful women who helped get our business off the ground.

About an hour into that first market, a woman approached our stand and chortled (!) “You must be kidding – you can’t make a business out of a brownie”.  Funny how those thoughts never enter your mind as you charge on with your dream. Ours was to pioneer brownies and despite the scepticism and much more of it, we ploughed on anyway.

Here we are, ten years on. Brownies warmed our hearts way back then, so much so, that we pushed on to eventually create a brownie revolution.

Here are just some of the reasons brownies fill our hearts with love:

First, brownies are plain addictive. They’re so delicious. The rich chocolate taste, along with the dense and creamy texture will keep you unwrapping one Dello Mano Classic Luxury Brownie after another. It isn’t too soft and fluffy like a chocolate cake, and it’s never tough and dry. We load our brownies with chocolate and butter and great eggs so they remain deliciously seductive for many months.

They’re versatile.   It doesn’t call for any special occasion to enjoy a brownie (or two). Whether it’s your child’s birthday, a one fine weekend at home, Mother’s Day, Easter or a busy day in the office, you can enjoy this divine treat and call it a happy day.

It is bursting in chocolate flavour. Most people love chocolates. Why wouldn’t they? Chocolate in its own is absolutely delicious. Add in the eggs, butter, some sugar and other wonderful ingredients and you’d have something that is more divine.

brownies with heart on blue

Dello Mano Luxury Brownies dressed for the occasion!

 It relives those happy moments. Who hasn’t enjoyed a brownie at a party or memorable occasion or simply a coffee with a friend. Brownies just bring back the happy moments. The good times. The fun, sweet things.


Dello Mano Luxury Brownie and a cup of espresso

Brownies are heart warming. For us here in Dello Mano, brownies are love. Brownies make our hearts sing! We put our love into each batch of luxury brownies so you’d have something that really warms your heart, not just pleases your palate. All of our brownies and brownie gifts are handmade, so part of our heart goes out to you or your gift recipient with every brownie we create.

Brownies makes us happy. Taking the time to savour a moment with a brownie is happiness. Sweets have a special way of pampering us, improving our mood, and turning a bad day into a beautiful one. It’s a great energiser and a wonderful, divine treat to end a hard day at work. Of course, everything in moderation.

Brownies can make someone else happy. If brownies can make you happy, they can make others happy too. Brownies are perfect chocolate gifts, whether it’s your friend’s birthday, your mum and dad’s anniversary, or your wedding – our luxury brownies are a great gifting option. Brownies are sure to please everyone, young or old – just the way they please you.

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Dello Mano Luxury Brownies are perfect wedding favours

Brownies are a timeless classic. Brownies are an all-time favourite treat and claim a wonderful spot in the world of sweets and desserts. You can’t just say ‘no’ to a great-tasting brownie.

Brownies taste divine, and are plain addictive and bursting in chocolate flavour. They’re an enjoyable treat that you can indulge in anytime of the day, something sweet to reward yourself with, a wonderful mood booster, and a great gift to send to a loved one, friend or work associate.

It’s now ten years on since we first started Dello Mano. So many brownies under the bridge and yet there are so many reasons why we love brownies and why we think you should, too! 🙂

What sets artisinal brownies apart?

Luxury Belgian Chocolate Brownies by Dello Mano

Dello Mano Luxury Artisinal Brownies

Pioneering the artisinal brownie

Its been ten years since we decided to create an artisinal brownie. A combination of madness, determinaton and love for chocolate, these are the not-so-secret ingredients required to create the first Australian Luxury Brownie and brownie gift. Until then, Australian brownies were cocoa dusted dry, bottom shelf options.

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The Ultimate Brownie Cheat Sheet

Luxury Belgian Chocolate Brownies by Dello Mano

Dello Mano Luxury Brownies

Use this ultimate brownie cheat sheet we’ve developed over our nine years of baking brownies to help  you make the best brownies possible every time.

If you’re after satisfaction (not just fulfilling your brownie craving), homemade brownies are the gold standard. Nothing taste better than a batch of freshly made brownies made from scratch, using quality ingredients, and cut into perfection (plus the extra crumbs that are to die for!) Like these:

brownies with mousse

But when it comes to brownies, we don’t mess around. It isn’t enough that you’ve got the perfect recipe. The process is much more important. You could be doing a few little mistakes that are actually sabotaging the ‘could-have-been’ perfect brownies.

If you’ve tried many times and still trying to make the best brownies at home, you’ve come to the right place. Being the leading provider of premium luxury brownies in Australia, Dello Mano has a few secrets to share with you. After reading this post, you are sure to make your own perfect brownies at home!

We call this the ‘ultimate cheat sheet’ on brownies. Ready? Let’s get started.

Know what you want in a brownie.

You can’t just start baking right away. Remember that brownies come in different variations and to achieve the specific type and texture of brownie that you desire, there are going to be some tweaks in the recipe. So decide now. Do you want your brownies to be thick and fudgy? Do you want it cakelike? Or do you want it chewy? What about blondies? Fudgy brownies require less flour and no leavening like baking powder. On the other hand, cakelike brownies have more flour and leavening agent to produce a lighter and softer texture. Meanwhile, chewy brownies call for more eggs, a combination of chocolates, plus some cocoa powder.

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15 Ways You Know You Are A Brownie Snob

1. Your child’s favorite snack is brownies and milk.

2. Your wedding cake was made of brownies.

Dello Mano Wedding Cake

Shane and Tammy Stefanutto


3. To you, brownies don’t just make for great snacks or desserts; you also know that they make any other dessert better.

Dello Mano Brownie Sundae

Dello Mano Brownie Sundae

4. You know exactly which brownie flavor goes best with coffee….. or beer

Beer and Brownie

Beer and Brownie Tasting


 or champagne or wine

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5 Most Common Brownie Baking Mistakes

Looking to make the best brownies? When it comes to sweets and comfort food, brownies in our minds here at Dello mano have always been high on the list.

Dello Mano – The Australian Brownie Pioneers

Way back in 2006 when we started Dello Mano, brownies were just dusty little things on the bottom shelf of a couple of stores.  Cup cakes were all the rage and yet Bien and I felt so strongly about Brownies, that we decided to pioneer brownies in Australia. We created hand made chocolate brownies and so called our company Dello Mano (corrupted Italian for hand made) .  Today brownies are starting to pop up across magazines, cafes and restaurants and now they come in so many varieties. They are sprinkled with chips or nuts, swirled with cream cheese, spiked with coffee or espresso boost, or made plain and simple using different types of chocolates. We are proud to say Dello Mano is the original Classic Luxury Brownie.

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6 Things You Didn’t Know about Brownies

What are brownies? No, they couldn’t possibly be simply a flat, baked chocolate dessert. Not even a cross between a cake and a soft cookie. According to us at Dello Mano, Brownies are little slices of heaven, period 🙂 They make us feel happy, period. And they satisfy our sweet tooth (without being too sweet), period!

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